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100 Days of Real Food Giveaway {CLOSED}

Hooray and happy (almost) fall!

It’s probably my favorite time of year. There’s something to say about warm and fuzzy socks, busting out my slow cooker, and curling up with a book.

And what better way to enjoy the start of this cozy season by diving into a new cookbook from a free giveaway?


Lisa Leake is a friend, and also the star behind the new cookbook: 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love. We already dove into her recipes, and they’re amazing! So amazing, that we want to give one away to someone else…

Want to win a copy of your own?

All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section below: “What’s the #1 struggle you have with eating more real foods?” That’s it.

We’ll be picking one winner randomly and that lucky person will be announced in our newsletter on September 11 (if you don’t receive our newsletters, then sign up here).

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  1. Tiffany Purnell

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    The number one difficulty I have is cost…I am on an extremely tight budget and so purchasing good for you foods can eat up (hehe) my limited funds for the week.

  2. Joyce

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    The time it takes to clean and chop and finding easy recipes.

  3. kim

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I don’t like prep work. I want all the prep work to be done and I just cook it. lol.

  4. Martha

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’d have to say time. Not so much for the food prep (that’s the easy part!), but for the planning stage. I’ve always been a “plan the week on Sunday, shop on Monday” kind of gal. Even when I was less health/real food conscious, it could take a couple hours to build the menu and the grocery list. Toss in the extra care required to ensure I’m serving only “real, whole food” and that just adds to the ime needed to plan. Things like altering recipes, looking for substitutions, etc. All well worth the effort, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I look forward to the day when it’s 2nd nature and I can be a bit more streamlined. I also look forward to having time/space for my own garden someday. 🙂

  5. Kamilah

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I generally enjoy cooking – unless I HAVE to do it! The trouble that I have is trying to keep it interesting; I have a few go-to meals that get way too much play! And then I get bored and then I don’t WANT to cook…

  6. mary

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    For me, it’s the cost! My current lifestyle has me spending over $200 a month and I live alone. When my wallet is stressed, I don’t buy healthy.

  7. Amy Snellgrove

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:48 am


  8. Jodie

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Preparation tome

  9. Kearsten

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I think the biggest challenge is the work it takes to eat whole. Sometimes it’s just really hard to meal prep and plan, and finding good recipes is hard. I hate cooking the same things all the time.

  10. Melissa

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    The hectic life of a homeschool mom – its hard to get things bought/chopped/prepped/cooked and on the table in between schooling and running the kids to all their activities.

  11. Mary

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Meal planning. I am usually figuring out what’s for dinner as I drive home.

  12. Jami

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    The temptation of all of the other bad, processed foods! Easy and convenient. Also unable to chop up veggies or slice fruits when holding your infant.

  13. Angie

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I do fine until the weekends when the kids are home all day. Of course, they don’t want to eat what I eat, so I find myself munching on their food. And I get a terrible craving for sweets. Just a little something.

  14. Kitty Wendt

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Having time to plan ahead and prep. I have learned the joy of prepping for my morning smoothie and this is starting to carry over to other meals. I love heading home at night and knowing that I usually have some ‘real’ food waiting for me and ready to go! 🙂 Cuts waaay back on the tempting “I’ll just pick something up”.

  15. Talia Clayton

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:52 am

    The taste and texture of certain foods are what get me most of the time. Certain foods just don’t taste as good.

  16. Elisa

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Time is a major component when it comes to getting enough real food in my diet. I’m always rushed so when I neglect to plan ahead packaged food can be extremely tempting because of it’s grab-and-go ease, whereas fresh, real food takes some preparation; putting it in containers, washing it, and so on. I suppose it’s more time management than there not being enough time, but I’m learning to better prioritize– creating lists really helps me!

  17. Hunter

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:55 am

    The time it takes to prepare, I’m quite OCD so it takes me forever to prep anything, and even longer when it’s a long prep already!

  18. Leticia Recinos

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:55 am

    My biggest struggle is that my family doesn’t like the food I eat. So when I run out of clean food I start munching on whatever processed food is around because I get lazy to have to buy fresh food once again.

  19. marijksels

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:57 am

    The knowledge of what combines well together that’s the strugle. And the lack of variousity in my own ‘recepes’…

  20. Vanessa B

    September 4th, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Not giving in to processed good cravings!

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